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These professios are reflecting the richness and diversity of European culture. They are the link between our cultural heritage of yesterday and that of tomorrow. Mad’in Europe relies on digital innovation to support European knowhow by connecting craftsmen and qualified restorers to people, by creating awareness about the value of their professions and by encouraging the transmission of know how to future generations.
” … Traditional craftsmanship is perhaps the most tangible manifestation of intangible cultural heritage. However, the 2003 Convention is mainly concerned with the skills and knowledge involved in craftsmanship rather than the craft products themselves. Rather than focusing on preserving craft objects, safeguarding attempts should instead concentrate on encouraging artisans to continue to produce craft and to pass their skills and knowledge onto others, particularly within their own communities…. ”
From the text of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Intangible Cultural Heritage – UNESCO
MANIFESTO TOWARDS A EUROPEAN STRATEGY FOR CRAFT – Mad’in Europe signed the “World Crafts Council Manifesto”, a six-point action plan to ensure the survival and development of craft for future generations. read more
OPEN LETTER : Europa Nostra’s president Plácido Domingo writes an open Letter to EU leaders on the vital role of our shared cultural heritage within the EU Strategic Orientations for 2019-2024
Following a successful European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, Europa Nostra and its President call upon them to explicitly mention Europe’s shared cultural heritage in all pillars of EU’s future strategy.
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